The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  Cori’s Pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Full disclosure: I totally picked this one up based on the reviews, comparing it to the work of the mystery and suspense queen herself, Agatha Christie.  And I’ll tell you what, it did not disappoint! For some reason with the thriller and suspense novels I read,…

Wilder Girls

Rebecca’s Pick: Wilder Girls by Rory Power This is one of those books that I judged based on the cover. It was so pretty and intriguing that I had to know what it was about. Hetty has had the Tox for a year and a half now and is used to the bouts of pain,…

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Cori’s Pick: A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight A Good Marriage is Kimberly McCreight’s second novel set in Park Slope, Brooklyn – the first was Reconstructing Amelia (2013), which I immediately requested after finishing A Good Marriage! I’m going to keep this one short, because I’m not going to spoil ANYTHING for you!  This is…

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Cori’s Pick: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley It’s the first of June and the start of summer is just a few weeks away.  I’m counting on it for a fresh start – anyone else?  In my book preferences I’m still bouncing between deeper literary reads, non-fiction, and books like this one that just make…

#murdertrending

Rebecca’s Pick: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil The year is 2017 and the hottest app is Alcatraz 2.0 – brought to you by the Postman and the United States Government. Convicted murderers are sent to the reopened island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and justice is served via their live-streamed deaths at the hands…

Girls with Sharp Sticks

Rebecca’s Pick: Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young Philomena and the rest of the girls of Innovations Academy are being taught how to enhance their beauty, practice obedience and be all-around perfect specimens of gentility and femininity. Mena understands that her tailored education is of the utmost importance and it’s her duty to maintain…

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Cori’s Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney This book was published April 2019 and I don’t recollect a ton of buzz about it back then.  But then a couple of months ago, I started hearing about it more and more.  Come to find out, it was released as a Hulu original series in April 2020. …

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Rebecca’s Pick: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson Pippa doesn’t believe that Sal killed Andie. The police closed the investigation after Sal “admitted” to the crime and then killed himself, presumably out of remorse. But things still didn’t add up (at least in Pippa’s mind) 5 years later. She can’t ignore her…

The Adventurer’s Son

Cori’s Pick: The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial  The Adventurer’s Son is a memoir, written by Roman Dial.  Roman is a professor, biologist, legendary Alaskan explorer, and National Geographic Explorer.  And until the publication of this book (February 2020), the only other book he had written was a how-to guide on packrafting. Roman and his…

Florida

Jane’s Pick: Florida by Lauren Groff. It is a book of short stories – not quite magic realism…more like blurry dreams (well, more like nightmares) on top of harsh realities. Each story a new set of characters, but with underlying connections – most notably the extreme natural elements, flawed women and, of course, the State…